Time is running out for primary schools to get involved with a new road safety project that focuses on giving children the right to walk safely in their communities.
Thousands of children aged four to 11 from across the UK will put their best feet forward next month to promote road safety and the health benefits of walking.
Eight Oxfordshire schools including nearly 1,000 pupils have registered with road safety charity Brake’s Kids Walk, previously known as the Giant Walk.
One of those is Mabel Prichard Special School in Oxford. Deputy headteacher Amanda Makoka said: “Pupils want to feel safe when they are out and about in their community.
“We believe by taking part in the kids’ walk we will be able to spread the important message to road users and pedestrians.”
The short, supervised walks will take place on Wednesday, June 13 at or around schools, with children walking in a crocodile formation and holding hands to promote the importance of kids being able to walk without fear.
Registered schools receive a free action pack full of posters, banners, lesson plans, assembly presentations and activities to help run the event.
For more information and to register visit brake.org.uk/kidswalk